The United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Anwar Gargash, urged the United Nations - in a series of tweets on Wednesday - to take urgent actions to stop the Houthi violations of the ceasefire agreement in Yemen, saying that the pro-Iranian militias have violated the deal almost 1,000 times.
6 weeks since the start of Hodeida ceasefire, now near 1000 Houthi violations, 71 Yemenis forces killed & 534 injured. Houthi mortar attacks against food supplies and public markets this past week.— د. أنور قرقاش (@AnwarGargash) January 30, 2019
He stressed that the Arab coalition supporting the legitimate government in Yemen was ready to exercise more force to make the Houthi militias abide by the peace deal agreed in Sweden.
To preserve ceasefire & any hope for political process, UN and international community must press Houthis to stop violations, facilitate aid convoys, and move forward on withdrawal from Hodaida city & ports as agreed.— د. أنور قرقاش (@AnwarGargash) January 30, 2019
Gargash also confirmed that the coalition targeted 10 training camps of the militias outside Hodeidah port city.
Still no Houthi withdrawal from Hodeida city & ports & Militia blocking aid convoys from leaving Hodeida & barring ships from entering ports. A real impediment to the peace process.— د. أنور قرقاش (@AnwarGargash) January 30, 2019
The UAE minister added that the Houthis were not pulling out from Hodeidah and its port, and were obstructing the work of the UN mission in Yemen and also blocking the passage of vessels carrying aid to the county’s ports.